There are now less than four weeks left to submit your poems and short stories to our next issue on the theme of ‘Light’.
Drew Tapley's short story follows a castaway as he desperately searches for new forms of hope and distraction. Illustration by Mitt Roshin.
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A poem by Zelda Chappel on how the arrival, and departure, of a newborn changes one's understanding of time and its value. Illustration by Ashley Floréal.
Set in a Britain on lockdown, Eleanor Matthews' story sees the protagonist make a bid for freedom against all odds. Illustration by Tim Laing.
Carmina Masoliver's poem addresses society’s view of pole dancing by drawing parallels with playing on monkey bars. Illustration by Paul Garland.
We are now accepting short fiction and poetry submissions for our eighteenth issue on the theme of 'Light'. Send in your writing before July 25th.
Bryony Littlefair's prose poem brings a tangibility to the complex emotions associated with recovering from mental illness. Illustration by Patrik Svensson.
Nature claims back the land with rapid and devastating effect in Patrick Griffiths' speculative short story. Illustration by Guy Shield.
Nancy Charley draws parallels between knitting and the creation of a human life in her delicate poem. Illustration by Rupert Smissen.
Harry Man's exquisite poem captures the magic and anticipation that surrounds the birth of a child. Illustration by Raid71 — aka Chris Thornley.
A short story by Jack Wells, providing a pertinent metaphor for parents who have had to give their children up for adoption. Illustration by Fabio Delvo.
Jon Lemay's restorative poem addresses the exact moment when one emerges from melancholy into a new frame of mind. Illustration by Jason Mowry.
Abigail Hodge's post-apocalyptic short story follows a girl trying to find the one person left who means something to her. Illustration by Adams Carvalho.
Megan Rowlands' poem challenges the supposed ideals of a domesticated life and champions something much wilder. Illustration by Anne Bastian.